Sunday, 28 November 2021

Words of Cheer and Christmas to Remember - Heat Embossed Christmas Cards

The clean and simple cards I'm sharing today feature Words of Cheer and Christmas To Remember stamp set from the August - December 2021 mini catalogue. I've always loved heat embossing as I think it adds a really elegant and magical touch to any project. 

This week's Global Design Project theme challenge #GDP319 is Christmas so these cards are perfect. As always the design team have all made and shared some fabulous projects to inspire us.     
I love traditional red and gold so started with that colour combination. Having a white base really makes the red pop.  Stamping a whole sheet of A4 at once is a great way of batch making cards which I totally need to do at the moment. I can't believe it's nearly December and I'm way behind on finishing my cards! I added a few retired sequins instead of gems - I've got so many in my stash! Who's with me?
I took inspiration for the second card from some of our designer series paper. - Polished Pink with silver embossing and it looks lovely. I have a video on my YouTube channel so you can watch how quick and easy they are to make. I just love the simplicity of these cards.

Supplies:

Stamps:
Words of Cheer and Christmas to Remember

Cardstock:
Thick Basic White 14.8cm x 21cm – scored at 10.5cm
Real Red sheet of A4
Polished Pink sheet of A4
Vellum 5cm x 14cm (x2)

Inks:
Versamark

Accessories:
Metallic Emboss Powder, Subtle Shimmer Sequins

Tools and Adhesives:

Trimmer, Heat Tool, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Instructions:

·        Cut and score the card base

·        Stamp, heat emboss and trim the sheet of A4 into 4 panels measuring 10.2cm x 14.5cm

·        Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment on Vellum

·        Fold around the panel and glue to front of card base

·        Add the sequins with liquid glue

As I stamped a whole sheet of A4 in each colour way, I was able to easily make 8 cards. Don't they look fabulous.
Click on the video below:-

Listed below are all the products I used to make these cards. If you are interested in buying any of them you can click on the images to go directly to my Stampin' Up! on line store.  If your order is between £25 and £149 please use my current monthly On line Shopper code HFZG4GAG to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month. 

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.


Lynn
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Thursday, 25 November 2021

Christmas Cards with Delivering Cheer by Stampin' Up!

I promised to show you more cards featuring the fabulous Delivering Cheer stamp set from the August to December 2021 Stampin' Up! mini catalogue.  This is one of my favourites and is ideal if you enjoy colouring, paper piecing or mixing and matching the stamped images.

How cute is this card?  I think it has a real vintage feel.
The card base is Real Red with a layer of designer series paper (a freebie from our last Sale-a-bration). Real Red was added around the end of the designer series paper with a blending brush to add a bit of depth.  I wanted the focal point on my card to be a lady with an arm full of presents so to start I stamped these on a Basic White panel in Memento.  I was going to simply add colour with Stampin' Blends and then decided to stamp the skirt a second time on a piece of designer series paper, fussycut and placed it over the stamped skirt.  This technique is called paper piecing and is such an easy way to add a pretty design and use paper from our stash. I attached the panel to the dsp with dimensionals. The sentiment is from a retired set - such a lovely mix of fonts. Basic Black behind both panels really make them pop. Black Glittery Organdy ribbon down the left hand side adds a lovely bit of sparkle. A strip of designer series paper was added to a layer of Basic White on the inside to tie it all together.
The next card is a green version and was one of the projects at my class earlier in the month. The card base is Garden Green and I added Evening Evergreen to the outside edge of the designer series panel with a blending brush to add some definition. Behind both panels is Real Red card to match the red of the parcels.
I decided not to add ribbon to this card. Do you have a favourite - Red or Green? I can't decide!
The last card uses the same layout but has some untraditional Christmas colours. The card base is Thick Basic White with a panel of Fresh Fressia. A 7cm strip of Evening Evergreen Shimmer Velum embossed with one of the Wintry 3D embossing folders was added to the left hand side and Evening Evergreen ribbon tied. This time I simply stamped the two images and coloured with blends and added the panel to a die cut piece lying around on my desk. All that's missing is a sentiment. 
I hope you like these cards and have found some inspiration to make some cute Christmas cards of your own. I can't believe it is only a month until Christmas .... eek!!

I've listed below all the current products I used to make my cards should you be interested in placing an order with me. If you click on the images you will go directly to that product in my Stampin' Up! on line store.  Remember if your order is between £25 and £149 please use my current monthly On line Shopper code HFZG4GAG to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.  If your order is £150 or more you get rewards and get to chose extra product. Happy to answer any queries you might have.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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Sunday, 21 November 2021

Sketch Challenge with Delivering Cheer #GDP318

The card I'm sharing today is my entry for this week's Sketch Challenge #GDP318 over at the Global Design Project.  It's been a while since I participated in any of their challenges so decided it was time to have a go.
You can see the sketch we were given below and you can click here to check all the fabulous projects from the Design Team.
I decided to use one of my favourite stamp sets from the August to December 2021 mini catalogue Delivering Cheer.  One of the projects in my recent card classes was made with this set and I show you my sample cards in the video below.  I'll share them all in a post later this week. 

Supplies used to make today's card are:

Stamps:
Delivering Cheer

Cardstock:
Petal Pink 29.6cm x 10.5cm scored at 14.8cm
Petal Pink 10.2m x 14.5cm
Pattern Party 12” x 12” designer series paper 7.6cm x 10.2cm (x2)
Basic White Basic for stamping

Inks:
Poppy Parade, Memento Black

Accessories:
Stampin’ Blends - Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade;
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Linen Thread, Elegant Faceted gems

Tools and Adhesives:
Tailored Tag Punch, Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder, Paper Snips, Mini Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Instructions:
  • Cut and score the card base
  • Emboss the layer
  • Stamp image in Memento and colour with blends and fussy cut
  • Add Stampin’ Write Marker to part of the sentiment and stamp on a strip of Basic White 
  • Use Tailor Tag punch to create a banner
  • Arrange DSP and add stamped image with mini dimensionals
  • Tie a bow with Linen Thread round the banner and add to panel with dimensionals
  • Add three gems
  • Add layer to card base
The Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder gives the background lots of lovely texture and I think the layers of designer series paper work really well together I used the dsp for inspiration when couring in the stamped image. This designer series paper is such great value and is available to purchase when you host a party or workshop. Contact me for more information.
Click on the video below to see me make this card:-
Listed below are all the products I used so you can simply click on the images to go directly to my Stampin' Up! on line store if you would like to buy anything. If your order is between £25 and £150 please use my current monthly On line Shopper code HFZG4GAG to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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